Image above depicts a dog and its two women companions spotting potential artist opportunities.
The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is now accepting applications for its 2009 William H. Johnson Prize. The foundation seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers through its annual award of $25,000. African American artists who work in painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre are eligible to apply. The deadline is July 31, 2009.
The Grand Canyon National Park has just announced their new year-round artist-in-residence program at the South Rim in conjunction with their seasonal artist-in-residency program at the North Rim. Here’s a link to the guidelines for the 2009-2010 South Rim AiR. For more information you can contact Rene Westbrook at 928-638-7090 or Rene_Westbrook@nps.gov
Real Art Ways is accepting proposals for their Step Up ’09 exhibition series which seeks to provide emerging artists in the region an exhibition and publication opportunity.
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: articles; blogs; books; new and alternative media; and short-form writing. Grants range from $3,000 to $50,000 depending on the needs and scope of the project. Deadline is June 8, 2009.
And for the budding newbie art critics out there is frieze Writers Prize, an annual international award to discover and promote new art critics. The award will be judged in 2009 by critic and art historian James Elkins, novelist and critic Ali Smith, and co-editor of frieze magazine Jennifer Higgie.
Image above: Julius LeBlanc Stewart, Les Dames Goldsmith au bois de Boulogne en 1897 sur une voiturette, 1901, oil on canvas, Muse de la voiture, Compigne.